The India A team is currently on a tour at the Caribbean islands where they are playing a series of one-day internationals against the West Indies A team.
On the eve of the World Emoji Day, players of the Men in Blue's A team spoke about their favourite emojis. BCCI posted a video featuring the likes of Manish Pandey, Shubaman Gill, Deepak Chahar, and Shreyas Iyer.
Here's the video posted by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Twitter:
Karnataka batsman Manish Pandey said that the folded hands indicating namaste is his favorite emoji and the one which he uses the most. Left-handed opener Shubaman Gill said that the madly laughing emoji was his favorite one. Chennai Super Kings speedster Deepak Chahar said that the simple smile emoji was his favorite and most used emoji. The Delhi Capitals skipper Shreyas Iyer said that the hug emoji is his favorite as it pops up as soon as he opens the list of emojis.
Days before the selectors meet to pick India's senior squad for the Caribbean tour, Manish Pandey, the A team captain, made a statement with an 86-ball century that fashioned a 148-run victory. Opener Shubman Gill also staked his claim for higher honours with his second successive half-century in the West Indies to follow up an unbeaten 109 against Sri Lanka A at home last month. After the two batsmen carried India A to 295 for 6, Krunal Pandya wrecked West Indies A's chase with 5 for 25 in seven overs. The 148-run win meant India wrapped up the five one-day series with two games remaining.
India is leading the series 3-0.
The senior men's team will tour West Indies for three T20s and as many ODIs before returning for the two-Test series starting August 22. The five-day matches will be part of the inaugural World Test Championship.